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Oscars 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ tribute will honor Jerry Lewis, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton and ??

Oscars 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ tribute will honor Jerry Lewis, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton and ??
The upcoming 90th Academy Awards will mark the 25th consecutive year that the Oscars will feature an “In Memoriam” segment. While it had been done on occasion before, the annual tribute to Academy members and other film legends started a regular tradition at the 1994 ceremony hosted by Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.

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We’ve assembled a list below of people who have died in the past 12 months who might be featured during the “In Memoriam” for the ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on March 4. Producers have not yet revealed who might be performing during the tribute. Sure to have prominent placements are previous Oscar champ Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” 1994), honorary Oscar recipient Jerry Lewis and respected actor Bill Paxton (“Titanic,” “Apollo 13”). Paxton actually died on the weekend of last year’s ceremony and was mentioned on the broadcast,
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SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???
Sunday’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include Oscar winner Martin Landau, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and beloved film and TV star Bill Paxton. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for this past year of 2017 and the newly-started gallery for 2018.

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 60 names will also be featured in the televised tribute?

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Richard Anderson (actor)

Chuck Barris (host/executive)

Shelley Berman (actor)

Chuck Berry (singer/actor)

Joseph Bologna (actor)

Powers Boothe (actor)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Glen Campbell (singer/actor)

Bernie Casey (actor)

David Cassidy (actor/singer)

Mike Connors (actor)

Danielle Darrieux (actor
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Emilia Clarke Defends ‘Game of Thrones’ Sex and Nudity: ‘People F*ck For Pleasure’

Emilia Clarke Defends ‘Game of Thrones’ Sex and Nudity: ‘People F*ck For Pleasure’
Emilia Clarke got incredibly blunt when talking to Harpar’s Bazaar about the nudity and sex scenes on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Over the last seven seasons, the hit series has received its fair share of backlash over what some viewers and critics perceive as gratuitous nudity, but Daenerys Targaryen no longer wants to hear anybody’s complaints.

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“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when ‘Game of Thrones’ came back on,'” Clarke says. “I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?’ I fucking love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn’t handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around
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Letters: Roy Dotrice obituary

Kevin Bannon writes: Roy Dotrice took a leading role in the BBC television comedy series AP Herbert’s Misleading Cases (1967-71). He played the litigious, self-representing Albert Haddock, whose stupendously ingenious courtroom disputes with state bureaucracies or corporate magnates were presided over by Justice Swallow (Alistair Sim). The judge’s audacious bias in Haddock’s favour was to the chagrin of the ever-frustrated opposing counsel – Sir Joshua Hoot QC (Thorley Walters). It was the most delightfully eccentric of programmes.

John Machin writes: In the early 1950s Roy Dotrice worked at the Savoy theatre in Scunthorpe. He featured in the popular, if unchallenging, plays that were in the repertoire of the a typical repertory company of the times, and demonstrated his versatility in more demanding ones: Johnny Belinda, No Trees in the Street, and the macabre drama of Mary Hayley Bell’s Duet for Two Hands. My sister Rosemary recalls that
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Kit Harington Apologizes For Those Pesky Comments About Men Experiencing Sexism

Kit Harington Apologizes For Those Pesky Comments About Men Experiencing Sexism
It appears Kit Harington has been boning up on his feminist literature. The “Game of Thrones” star retracted and apologized for an earlier statement about men experiencing “sexism” in the entertainment industry. “[T]here’s a sexism that happens towards men…as well,” Harington told The Cut last year, prompting the ire of feminist writers and Jon Snow fans everywhere. Harington recently set the record straight, however, amending his statement with what sounds like genuine understanding and empathy.

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“I was wrong there, though,” he told The Guardian. “Sexism against men is not something I should have really said. I think what I meant was, being objectified.” He continued:

“At that time, I did feel objectified… I do think men can get objectified. I do feel I have been objectified in the past,
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The Top Five Roy Dotrice Movie Roles of His Career

Roy Dotrice was a British actor who was born in Guernsey on May 26, 1923. His career spanned 55 years during which time he worked on stage, in television, and in movies. He won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’. Most recently, he was best-known for playing Hallyne in ‘Game of Thrones’. He was married to Kay Newman with whom he had three daughters, including Karen Dotrice who appeared in ‘Mary Poppins as Jane Banks. Sadly, Roy Dotrice passed away on October 16, 2017, at the age of 94. In

The Top Five Roy Dotrice Movie Roles of His Career
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Report: Game of Thrones' Final Season Adds Into the Badlands Actor

Report: Game of Thrones' Final Season Adds Into the Badlands Actor
When Game of Thrones fulfills Cersei’s request for an army in Season 8, it’ll be led by face familiar to Into the Badlands fans, a new report suggests.

The eagle-eyed Thrones devotees at Watchers on the Wall recently flagged a theatrical agency’s announcement that Marc Rissmann has been cast as Harry Strickland in the HBO drama’s upcoming eighth and final season. (HBO declined to comment on the casting, and the announcement has since been removed.)

In the George R.R. Martin novels on which the TV series is based, Harry Strickland is the leader of the Golden Company,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Guest Actor Roy Dotrice Dies at Age 94

‘Game of Thrones’ Guest Actor Roy Dotrice Dies at Age 94
Roy Dotrice, a British actor well-known for his role in Milos Forman’s Best-Picture Oscar winner “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 94. According to a family statement, he “died peacefully on Monday, October 16 in his London home surrounded by family,” as reported by BBC News.

More recently, Dotrice was most known for voicing the audiobook version of “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, the source for HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.” For the first novel, “A Game of Thrones,” he voiced no less than 224 different characters. Thanks to this astonishing feat, Dotrice was awarded the Guinness World Record for most character voices in an audiobook back in 2004.

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However, it was not just on paper and voice that Dotrice contributed to the high-fantasy world of Westeros.
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Roy Dotrice, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Amadeus’ Actor, Dies at 94

Roy Dotrice, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Amadeus’ Actor, Dies at 94
Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Wisdom Hallyne the pyromancer on Season 2 of “Game of Thrones,” died Monday at his home in London. He was 94.

Dotrice’s role on “Game of Thrones” Season 2 was not his first time working with George R.R. Martin, author of the book series which the television show is based on. Dotrice first gained recognition for recording the audio books for each installment in Martin’s famed series, “A Song of Fire and Ice.” In 2004, he earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest number of characters voiced by a single actor in an audio book: 224 characters, all of which he voiced for “A Game of Thrones,” the first novel in the series. The audio book is a staggering 33 hours long.

That 2004 win was not the first time Dotrice was honored in the Guinness Book of World Records, either
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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels: HBO Chief Says There’s an ‘Embarrassment of Riches’ to Choose From

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels: HBO Chief Says There’s an ‘Embarrassment of Riches’ to Choose From
What is dead may never die, and so it is that “Game of Thrones” won’t really be over when it’s over. The show itself is concluding with the eighth and final season, which will air either next year or in 2019, but several different prequel series are in development. We aren’t likely to know which of them will actually make it to series for some time, but HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler says there’s “an embarrassment of riches” to choose from.

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The people working on them represent a “fantastic group of writers and talent, most of whom have lived inside the ‘Thrones’ eco-system so are very, very familiar with its intricacies,” he said. “I think we will find with this embarrassment of [writing] riches an exciting property for us to moves forward with.
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Roy Dotrice Dies: Tony Winner & ‘Amadeus’ Actor Was 94

Roy Dotrice Dies: Tony Winner & ‘Amadeus’ Actor Was 94
Roy Dotrice, who played Leopold Mozart in Best Picture Oscar winner Amadeus and won a Tony Award for Best Actor in A Moon for the Misbegotten, died today in London. He was 94. His family confirmed the news in a statement. A chameleon-like character actor, Dotrice launched his 55-year career with roles in such TV dramas as Escape and Treasure Island in the late 1950s and in 1965 co-starred as King Edward IV in the BBC’s Royal Shakespeare Company miniseries The War of the Ro…
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British Actor Roy Dotrice Dies at Age 94

British Actor Roy Dotrice Dies at Age 94
Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died at his London home on Monday. He was 94.

Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus and his many theater and TV roles.

He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career, including a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Dotrice is remembered for his role in the CBS TV series Beauty and the Beast and won a BAFTA best TV actor award in 1969 for his role in Misleading Cases.

He gained many new fans later in...
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British Actor Roy Dotrice Dies at Age 94

Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died at his London home on Monday. He was 94.

Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus and his many theater and TV roles.

He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career, including a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Dotrice is remembered for his role in the CBS TV series Beauty and the Beast and won a BAFTA best TV actor award in 1969 for his role in Misleading Cases.

He gained many new fans later in...
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Game of Thrones Actor, Audiobook Narrator Roy Dotrice Dead at 94

Game of Thrones Actor, Audiobook Narrator Roy Dotrice Dead at 94
Roy Dotrice, who played Game of Thrones‘ pyromancer Hallyne, has died, EW.com reports. He was 94.

Appearing in two Season 2 episodes, Dotrice portrayed one of the men charged with creating King’s Landing’s stores of wildfire. He helped inform audiences about what Mad King Aerys did with the substance, and Hallyne also was involved in Tyrion’s plan to use wildfire at the Battle of Blackwater.

Dotrice also was the voice behind all of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks. Performing that duty for the first novel, A Game of Thrones, earned him a
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Game of Thrones Actor Roy Dotrice Dead at 94

Game of Thrones Actor Roy Dotrice Dead at 94
Actor Roy Dotrice, best known to American audiences for his brief but memorable appearance on Game of Thrones as Hallyne, died on Monday, The Guardian reports. He was 94.

Dotrice was an acclaimed stage actor, winning a Tony in 2000 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records for greatest number of solo performances by giving 1782 performances of the one-man show Brief Lives.

He's also a significant figure in the Game of Thrones universe... Read More >

That Moment When…the Feeling Is Audible

That Moment When…the Feeling Is Audible
You know those pivotal moments in every story when something unexpected happens? A moment that makes you gasp? Makes you cry? Gives you goosebumps? They usually occur around a plot twist: when a hero emerges, a secret is revealed, or Mr. Wrong suddenly becomes Mr. Right.

When delivered by a powerful voice inside your ear, that flood of emotions is even more intimate, more deeply felt. That's what makes Audible books so engaging, so immersive,
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On This Day: Merry Murderers, Obsessed Seafarers, and Noir Stars

On this day in showbiz history...

1719 Leopold Mozart, Amadeus's father is born in Augsburg Germany. In the 1984 movie phenomenon, one of the biggest hits of its year and the winner of 8 Oscars, he's played by Roy Dotrice and factors in heavily to the film's haunting imagery (and poster). Or to quote Salieri as played by F Murray Abraham:

So rose the dreadful ghost from his next and blackest opera. There, on the stage, stood the figure of a dead commander. And I knew, only I understood that the horrifying aparition was Leopold, raised from the dead! Wolfgang had actually summoned up his own father to accuse his son before all the world! It was terrifying and wonderful to watch. And now the madness began in me. The madness of the man splitting in half. Through my influence, I saw to it Don Giovanni was played only five times in Vienna.
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Review: "From Stage To Screen: Face To Face Interviews With Some Of Britain's Finest Actors", Region 2 DVD Set

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By Tim Greaves

Writer Derek Pykett (whose excellent book " MGM British Studios: Hollywood in Borehamwood" was reviewed here earlier this year) has turned his hand to directing; setting up and playing host to a dozen intimate interviews with some of Britain's most respected and beloved thesps, the results are now available on DVD with "From Stage to Screen", a privately produced, limited edition 6-disc box set.

With each performer given their own ‘episode’ and a total running time of 15 hours, there's so much material here that it'll take the average viewer a number of sittings to get through it all. Beyond starting with disc one and working through methodically, where one begins is probably going to be proportionate to the level of esteem in which the viewer holds each particular actor or actress represented within the set; I confess that at the time of writing I still have a fair bit to get through.
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